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Encyclopedia > Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon
Born: January 2, 1969 (1969-01-02) (age 38)
Birthplace: Flag of United States Bellflower, California
Awards:
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
Car #, Team 7 - Robby Gordon Motorsports
2006 NEXTEL Cup Position: 30th
Best Cup Position: 16th - 2003 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1991 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
First Win: 2001 New Hampshire 300 (New Hampshire)
Last Win: 2003 Sirius at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top Tens Poles
3 33 1
NASCAR Busch Series Statistics
Car #, Team 55 - Robby Gordon Motorsports
2006 NBS Position: 64th
Best NBS Position: 21st (2004)
First Race: 2001 GNC Live Well 200 (Milwauke)
First Win: 2004 Emerson Radio 250 (Richmond)
Last Win: 2004 Emerson Radio 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top Tens Poles
1 16 0
All stats current as of August 5, 2007.

Robby Gordon (born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, owning his #7 Ford Fusion, sponsored by Jim Beam, and also owning his #55 Verizon Wireless/Motorola ride which competes part-time in the Busch Series, although he has also raced in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Champ Car, the IRL, Trans-Am, IMSA, IROC and Dakar Rally. Gordon is regarded as one of the best road course drivers in NASCAR. Despite sharing the same last name as fellow NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, the two are not related. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 456 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (487 × 640 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Robby Gordon at Indianapolis I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 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Off-road racing

Robby the son of off-road legend "Baja Bob" Gordon, started out competing in off road racing. He won 5 consecutive SCORE International off-road class championships from 1986-1990 and a sixth championship in 1996. Gordon also won two championships in the Mickey Thompson stadium series and in three Baja 1000’s in 1987 1989 and 2006. In offroad racing, various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, compete in races through off-road environments. ... SCORE International is an off-road sanctioning body in the sport of desert racing and is famous for its flagship event, the Baja 1000. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Mickey Thompson, born December 7, 1928 - died March 16, 1988, was an American racing legend. ... Rider at Mile 328 of the Baja 1000 Four-wheel vehicle known as a Truggy Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexicos Baja California Peninsula in the fall. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Gordon has continued off-road racing throughout his career in Champ Car and NASCAR. As of 2006, he currently fields a team in SCORE, where he is a part time driver. In 2005 Gordon took part in the famous 16 day Dakar Rally, driving for the Red Bull sponsored Volkswagen team. He became the first American in the history of the rally to win a stage in the car division. He won two stages in total and a 12th place division finish. Gordon also won the 2005 Baja 500 covering the 419-mile course in 9 hours, 10 minutes, 32 seconds. In 2006, Gordon took part in the Dakar Rally in a Hummer H3. Team Dakar USA did well until stage 9, when a damaged radiator caused late arrival at Atar, Mauritania, and subsequent disqualification. Gordon and co-driver Andy McMillin won the trophy truck class in the 2006 Baja 1000, finishing second overall in the race. After that, Gordon competed in his third Dakar Rally in 2007, driving the Monster Energy Hummer H3 for Team Dakar USA. He finished in the 8th position, his best finish in this race. His current trophy truck sponsor is Monster Energy and drove his Monster Energy truck in the 2007 Baja 500 with a second overall finish. Gordon's sisters Beccy Gordon and Robyn Gordon competed in the 2006 Baja 1000 on the all woman team All-American Girl Racing. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A support truck during the 2004 Dakar The Dakar Rally (or simply The Dakar; formerly known as The Paris Dakar Rally and now as The Lisbon Dakar Rally) is an annual off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... The Hummer H3 SUV/Tri/x is a vehicle from General Motors Hummer division, introduced in 2006. ... See also Atar, Mauritania. ... Monster Energy (usually simply known as Monster) is a brand of energy drink manufactured by Monster Beverage Company of Corona, California, is owned and operated by Hanson Drink Co. ... The Hummer H3 SUV/Tri/x is a vehicle from General Motors Hummer division, introduced in 2006. ... Monster Energy (usually simply known as Monster) is a brand of energy drink manufactured by Monster Beverage Company of Corona, California, is owned and operated by Hanson Drink Co. ... Beccy Gordon (born September 16, 1978) is an American off-road racer, pit-reporter, and model. ... Robyn Gordon is also the name of a driver in All-American Girl Racing. ... Rider at Mile 328 of the Baja 1000 Four-wheel vehicle known as a Truggy Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexicos Baja California Peninsula in the fall. ... All-American Girl Racing is the first and only all female race team to compete in Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE), Mohave Desert Racing (MDR), and SCORE International off-road racing events, including the treacherous Baja 500 and the infamous Baja 1000. ...


Robby is also currently driving for Baldwin racing in the Championship Off-Road Racing series as his schedule permits. Championship Off-Road Racing (usually abbreviated CORR) is a sanctioning body for offroad racing in the United States. ...


IMSA

In 1990, Gordon began racing sports cars. He won races in both Trans-Am and IMSA Camel GT, where he had four consecutive class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona from 1990-1994, and three consecutive 12 Hours of Sebring class wins. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... IMSA GTP sports cars racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1991 Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels. ... Trans Am may refer to: Trans-Am, the Trans-American Sedan Championship Pontiac Trans Am, an automobile Trans Am, a U.S. synth pop rock band This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... IMSA GT was a sports car racing series organized by International Motor Sports Association. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Aston Martin DBR9 at dusk during the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at Sebring Raceway, a former Air Force base in Sebring, Florida. ...


Open Wheel

Gordon’s first start in the CART IndyCar series (now Champ Car) came in 1992. His first full season and Indy 500 start would come in 1993. He raced for Derrick Walker from 1994–96, for whom he captured his two career wins. For 1998 and 1999, Gordon fielded his own team in the series with little success. Gordon raced 10 times in the Indy 500 from 1993 to 2004 fielding his own team in 1999, 2000 and 2004. He, along with John Andretti and Tony Stewart, are the only three drivers to race in the Coca-Cola 600 and Indy 500 in the same day. In 1999, Gordon came within one lap of winning. He inherited the lead by virtue of not stopping for a final pit stop and tried to conserve enough fuel to last until the end of the race. He ran out on lap 199 (of 200) and had to give up the lead to Sweden's Kenny Brack. The Indianapolis 500 is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Derrick Walker (born April 8, 1945 in Levin, Scotland) is a British auto racing team owner. ... John Andretti talks with a U.S. Navy journalist, courtesy of the U.S. Navy John Andretti is a NASCAR Busch Series driver from Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Anthony Wayne Tony Stewart (born May 20, 1971) is an auto racing driver who was born in Columbus, Indiana. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Kenny Bräck (b. ...


During his time in open-wheel, Gordon earned a reputation as a tough and sometimes overly aggressive racer. According to Gordon, his decision to leave open wheel was based largely on safety concerns.[1]


Indy 500 results

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1993 Lola Ford-Cosworth 25th 27th
1994 Lola Ford-Cosworth 19th 5th
1995 Lola Ford-Cosworth 7th 5th
1997 G-Force Oldsmobile 12th 29th
1999 Dallara Oldsmobile 4th 4th
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile 4th 6th
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 3rd 21st
2002 Dallara Chevrolet 11th 8th
2003 Dallara Honda 3rd 22nd
2004 Dallara Chevrolet 18th 29th

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NASCAR

Cup series

Robby Gordon signing autographs at his souvenir trailer, a very common sight during most NASCAR Nextel Cup Weekends
Robby Gordon signing autographs at his souvenir trailer, a very common sight during most NASCAR Nextel Cup Weekends

Gordon ran his first Winston Cup race in the 1991 Daytona 500 for Junie Donlavey's #90 Ford, finishing 18th. He ran 1 race in 1993 for Robert Yates Racing's #28 Texaco Ford and 1 in 1994 for Michael Kranefuss. Gordon's first full time ride came in 1997 with Team SABCO after having run 2 races the previous year for SABCO. However, in 22 starts with SABCO, his only top-ten finish was a 4th at Watkins Glen. He returned to NASCAR full time in 2000, attempting to run his own team. Again, the results were disappointing; he failed to qualify for several races and finished with only 2 top-tens in 17 starts. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 257 KB) Photographer: Brian Cantoni Description: Robbie Gordon signing autographis from his trailer Taken on: 2004-11-04 14:52:28 Original source: Flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 257 KB) Photographer: Brian Cantoni Description: Robbie Gordon signing autographis from his trailer Taken on: 2004-11-04 14:52:28 Original source: Flickr. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... W.C. Junie Donlavey (born April 8, 1924 in Richmond, Virginia), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup/Nextel Cup car owner with a team based in Richmond. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... Robert Yates Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Texaco is the name of an American oil company that was merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... Michael Kranefuss is a former NASCAR team owner. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is a racing orginization with teams in NASCAR, Champ Cars, and the IRL. It is owned by businessmen Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates. ... Watkins Glen is: a town in New York state, an Auto racing course near the town, and a state park. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gordon started the 2001 season for driving for Morgan McClure, but was released after only five races. In a one-off for Ultra Motorsports, Gordon almost won at Sears Point. He was leading near the end of the race when he ran into trouble attempting to lap Kevin Harvick, thereby allowing Tony Stewart to slip past and take the win. However, he would not have to wait long for his first win. Later in the same season, he joined Richard Childress Racing, and won the final race of the season at New Hampshire after a controversial incident resulting in the race leader, Jeff Gordon spinning after contact in the closing stages of the race. (Jeff, who thought Robby had spun him and had been running second at the time, rammed him during the caution flag and got a black flag, clinching the win for the other Gordon. The race, which had originally been scheduled for September, was postponed after 9/11, after the event Robby announced he would donate all his winnings to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.) Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ... Ultra Motorsports was a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racing team. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains near Sonoma, California, USA. The course is a complex series of twists and turns that go up and down the hills. ... For the racing team owned by Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana, see Kevin Harvick Incorporated. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...

Robby Gordon spinning during the 1997 Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire.

Gordon continued to race for Richard Childress through the 2004 season, staying in the headlines through many controversial incidents. In 2003, he earned his first road course win at Sears Point, after a controversial but legal pass under caution of his then teammate, Kevin Harvick. Gordon took his third career win later in the year at Watkins Glen. Image File history File links Jiffy3. ... Image File history File links Jiffy3. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains near Sonoma, California, USA. The course is a complex series of twists and turns that go up and down the hills. ... Watkins Glen is: a town in New York state, an Auto racing course near the town, and a state park. ...


In 2004, at the first stop for the Chase at New Hampshire, Robby Gordon and Greg Biffle made contact early in the race. Later, Robby intentionally wrecked Biffle, whose spinning car also took out Chase contenders Tony Stewart and Jeremy Mayfield. As a result of their DNF's, neither Stewart nor Mayfield were serious contenders in the 2004 Chase after that point. Though team owner Richard Childress asked Robby to stay, Robby announced in late 2004 that he would be operating his own NEXTEL Cup team. Gregory Jack Biffle (born December 23, 1969 in Vancouver, Washington) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver. ... Anthony Wayne Tony Stewart (born May 20, 1971) is an auto racing driver who was born in Columbus, Indiana. ... Jeremy Allen Mayfield (born May 27, 1969 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a driver in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series who drives the #36 Toyota Camry for Bill Davis Racing. ... Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ...


For 2005, Gordon moved his Busch Series team up to the Nextel Cup, and was the only owner/driver left. Robby’s primary sponsor was Jim Beam Bourbon; his crew chief was Greg Erwin. Fruit of the Loom had the temporary privilege of playing primary sponsor for 9 races in the 2005 season. Menards was also the primary sponsor in some select races, as well as Harrah's. Gordon again struggled as an owner/driver, finishing with only two-top tens in 29 starts and failing to qualify for several races. He also remained a controversial figure; in the Sylvania 300, he was involved in a wreck with Michael Waltrip, the driver of the #15 NAPA Chevrolet. The angered Gordon got out of his totaled car and threw his helmet at the #15 car as it was passing by. When TNT interviewed him about the crash, he stated "People think Michael is a good guy, but he's not a good guy. The caution came out and he wrecked me; he's just a piece of shit." TNT apologized for his language, and Gordon apologized after the race, but Gordon was fined $50,000 and docked 50 drivers points. When asked by some people for the helmet, Gordon decided to auction it for the benefit of the Harrah's Employee Relief Fund, a fund that provides aid to Harrah's employees displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The helmet fetched $51,100, and was purchased by GoldenPalace.com. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The standard white Jim Beam label Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey, distilled in Clermont, Kentucky. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Fruit of the Loom Guys. ... Menards is a chain of home improvement stores in the Midwestern United States. ... Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. ... The Sylvania 300 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. ... Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a professional race car driver and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... goldenpalace. ...


In 2006, Gordon's team used engines from Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and showed considerable improvement over the previous year's performance over the first few races. He dominated the first quarter of the first Atlanta race in the season, and performed well at Sonoma and Watkins Glen, qualifying and finishing in the top 10 in both races. Gordon switched his team to racing the in 2007. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During the 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500, he brought controversy by throwing roll bar padding onto the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, drawing a caution flag that had a significant impact for the end of the race, especially drivers in pit road, most notably NEXTEL Cup contender Jeff Burton who wound up finishing 13th. Video from the race was not conclusive as to if he did in fact put debris on the track but NASCAR reacted by docking Gordon 50 points (each in the Driver and Car Owner categories) and a $15,000 fine. Gordon has denied he intentionally threw the debris. [2] Racing flags are traditionally used in auto racing and similar motorsports to communicate important messages to drivers. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Jeffery Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ...


For the 2007 season, Robby Gordon switched to the Ford Fusion and engines from Roush-Yates. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cup series wins

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Note: In all four of these triumphs, Gordon was the driver of the #31 Chevrolet Monte Carlo owned by Richard Childress. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ...


Busch Series

Gordon's first Busch Series experience came in 2001 when he ran 3 races for Richard Childress Racing in the #21 Rockwell Automation Chevrolet. His best finish was 5th at Watkins Glen International Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... Rockwell Automation NYSE: ROK is an industrial automation company. ... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ...


In 2004 Gordon started his own Busch Series team, driving in 25 races and earning one win. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He participated in several Busch races in 2006, including a few for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Busch team (JR Motorsports) after Earnhardt fired Mark McFarland, his original driver. The most notable highlight of his season was a second place finish at Watkins Glen on August 12. Driving his own #7 Chevy, Gordon went door-to-door with Kurt Busch, driver of the #39 car for Penske South Racing, for the final few laps. Gordon gained ground in the chicane, almost catching Busch. The two cars went wildly into the grass and dirt, almost wrecking each other. Gordon was able to save his car, as Busch went down the final straightaway to win the race. While being interviewed in victory lane Busch gave Gordon praise for a great race and said it reminded him of his race with Ricky Craven at Darlington in 2003. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Mark McFarland (b. ... Watkins Glen is: a town in New York state, an Auto racing course near the town, and a state park. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a NASCAR driver. ... The Ford chicane on Le Mans A chicane is a sequence of tight serpentine curves (usually an S-shape curve) in a roadway, used in auto racing and on city streets to slow cars. ... Ricky Craven is a NASCAR driver. ... Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ...


Busch Series Wins

The Emerson Radio 250 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Richmond International Raceway. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Craftsman Truck Series

Gordon has run 4 career Truck Series with one top-5 and 2 top-10 finishes. He has run for Team SABCO, Bobby Hamilton Racing, and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is a racing orginization with teams in NASCAR, Champ Cars, and the IRL. It is owned by businessmen Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates. ... Bobby Hamilton (born May 29, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a driver and owner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit. ... Morgan-Dollar Motorsports is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. ...


2007 Montreal Incident

During the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Gordon was involved in an on-circuit altercation with fellow driver Marcos Ambrose. Gordon passed Ambrose to take the lead at the same time as a multi-car wreck was unfolding behind them; Ambrose spun him, under a yellow flag, to reclaim it seconds later.[3]After an unusually long delay in sorting out the field for the restart, NASCAR eventually determined that Gordon would restart in 13th position. Gordon, who had a strong race all day, refused to go to that position, and was black flagged after the restart, and after spinning out Ambrose. Gordon did not come in for his penalty and was subsequently disqualified and given the final finishing position of 18th. Following the race, Gordon proceeded to do burnouts on the front straightaway as if celebrating his victory, alongside race winner Kevin Harvick. He announced in a post-race interview that he would appeal the result of the race.[4] However, NASCAR suspended Gordon for the following day's race at Pocono. In a statement released soon after the NASCAR announcement, Gordon apologized for his actions but maintained that NASCAR made a mistake in telling him to line up in the 13th position. [5] The NAPA Auto Parts 200 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which is also the host for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. ... The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, and, as of 2007, a NASCAR Busch Series race. ... Marcos Ambrose (born September 1, 1976 in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian racing driver. ... For the racing team owned by Kevin Harvick and his wife Delana, see Kevin Harvick Incorporated. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ...


In popular culture

  • Gordon made a cameo in the Burger King "Chicken Fries" television commercial, appearing in a crash scene where he was driving in relief for Davey Allison at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Gordon made a guest appearance as an Indy Car driver on Home Improvement in the episode 'No No Godot' in 1995.
  • Gordon made a guest appearance in the January 31, 1998 (Season 2, Episode 10) episode of the NBC series The Pretender as an Indy Car driver.

Burger King (often abbreviated to BK) is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... David Carl Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For other uses of The Pretender, see Pretender (disambiguation). ...

Significant Victories

  • 3 time Baja 1000 winner
  • 3 Dakar Rally stage victories
  • 2 CART wins
  • 3 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series wins
  • 1 NASCAR Busch Series win
  • 1996 SCORE season champion

References

  1. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/nascar/2006-03-26-nascar-reax-dana_x.htm
  2. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AnBL7fAMLTub8QrII2UQs9w5nYcB?slug=ap-nascar-gordonpenalized&prov=ap&type=lgns
  3. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20126359/
  4. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/news/story?seriesId=3&id=2961526
  5. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/news/story?seriesId=2&id=2962002

External links


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Robby Gordon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1147 words)
Robby Gordon (born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969) is an American racing driver, who currently competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series although he has also raced in the NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck series, Champ Car, the IRL, Trans-Am, IMSA, IROC and Paris-Dakar.
Robby’s primary sponsor was Jim Beam Whiskey, his crew chief is Greg Erwin.
Gordon has also continued racing in the Indy 500, competing 8 times from 1993 to 2004 and fielding his own team in 1999, 2000 and 2004.
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